Don't Ever Play Yourself

Album: Major Key (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This hook-less song comprises five verses rapped by Jadakiss, Fabulous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes and Kent Jones. The song's title is a reference to one of Khaled's famous maxims. Counsel, which is rapped by Fabulous at the beginning of his verse.

    First thing first don't ever play yourself, ever
    Oh another thing, I ain't ever play myself, never


    Khaled's saying simply means don't get yourself into trouble. Make sure everything in your life is legit.
  • The song is a track from DJ Khaled's Major Key album. The LP's title and themes originate from Khaled's "keys to success", the inspirational and motivational platitudes that he shares on Instagram.
    His guests deploy Khaled key maxims throughout the album. On this song Fabolous ("Gotta wait your turn, that's a major key") and Jadakiss ("That's the definition of a major key alert") both drop key references during their verses.

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